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Improvement Nerds Episode 38

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 38 Episode 38 Becoming an Improvement Generalist In Episode 38, AJ Hobbs and I discuss the multiple ways an belt can add value to an organization. During our conversation we discuss the advantages of becoming a generalist when it comes to

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Mind Mapping Process at the Speed of Conversation
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Improvement Nerds Episode 37

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 37 Episode 37 importance of Process Mapping at the Speed of Conversation In Episode 37, I get to nerd out with Craig Willis about the importance of process mapping. Craig’s goal is to make process mapping and analysis easy and accessible

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Imperfect Wabi Sabi
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Improvement Nerds Episode 36

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 36 Episode 36 Wabi Sabi In Episode 36: Wabi Sabi, guest Minid Epstein gives the Improvement Nerds audience permission to be their authentic selves. To embrace their imperfections and to go forward even when you don’t have it all figured out.

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Designing your career
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Improvement Nerds Episode 35

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 35 Episode 35 Designing Your Career Have you found yourself at a career crossroads and not known what to do? Think designing your career. In Episode 35, Marla Holdread shares that the best thing to do when at a career crossroad,

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Employee Engagement
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Improvement Nerds Episode 34

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 34 Episode 34 Best Places to Work In Episode 34 I have the chance to nerd out with Angie Redmon about some of the strategies that an organization can employ to help improve their work culture, while embarking on a journey

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servant leadership
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Improvement Nerds Episode 33

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 33 Episode 33 Servant Leadership Episode 33: Servant Leadership is timely for two reasons. One is that the episode is about servant leadership. And the other reason is that the episode airs shortly after Veterans Day. Our guest Tom Crea, joins

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Streaking
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Improvement Nerds Episode 32

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 32 episode 32 streaking mastery Episode 32 is so streaking awesome. Join me, Jami Downs, and Jeffrey Downs as we nerd out about streaking mastery – not the streaking you’re thinking. This streaking includes creating a “be statement”, setting a goal,

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Good design. There is a process for that.
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Improvement Nerds Episode 31

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 31 Episode 31 Design Thinking in an Agile Way How many creative types do you know that can nerd out about Design Thinking and Agile Project Management? Yeah, not many. My guest for Episode 31, Sheena Birt, does that and opens

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Belonging at Work Hidden Brilliance
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Improvement Nerds Episode 15

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 15 Episode 15 Belonging at Work: Hidden Brilliance Episode 15 is a must listen to episode about the importance of creating psychological safety at work. My guest, Katie Rasoul, author of Belonging at Work: Hidden Brilliance, shares a masterful story about

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Mental Wealth
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Improvement Nerds Episode 16

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 16 Episode 16 Mental Wealth In Episode 16, Jeremiah and I nerd out about his upcoming book Mental Wealth. This book is Jeremiah’s approach for helping others achieve financial well-being and freedom. Jeremiah, who grew up a region kid, has overcome

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Mastering Conflict
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Improvement Nerds Episode 17

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 17 Episode 17 Mastering conflict throughspiral impact In Episode 17, I nerd out with Karen Valencic about mastering conflict and creating flow through her leadership approach called Spiral Impact. Karen Valencic is founder Spiral impact, a Performance Improvement Company specializing in

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Giving Generously
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Improvement Nerds Episode 18

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 18 Episode 18 Giving Generously In episode 18, I nerd out with KJ McGlinn about the importance of having a servant’s heart and giving generously. Per KJ, “those that give, get”. Regardless of the size of the gift. As a representative

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Fatherhood on Fire
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Improvement Nerds Episode 19

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 19 Episode 19 Fatherhood on Fire In this episode, Fatherhood on Fire, Ryan Sullivan and I nerd out about creating and building community that empowers each of us to explore and to be our whole, authentic selves. Especially as parents. In

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Igniting the Fire Starter Within
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Improvement Nerds Episode 20

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 20 Episode 20 Igniting the Fire Starter Within In Episode 20, Igniting the Fire Starter Within, Jason Barnaby and I nerd out hardcore about helping people to address self-doubt and to take the first steps toward doing what they are passionate

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Standardize Then Scale
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Improvement Nerds Episode 21

Improvement Nerds Podcast: Episode 21 Episode 21 Standardize Then Scale In episode 21, Standardize Then Scale, Jeanette Renshaw, from Smart Scale Consulting, and I nerd out hard core about the importance of standardizing first, then scaling second. Some of the other things we nerd out

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